True Grit Overview:

True Grit (1969) was a Adventure - Western Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Paul Nathan and Joseph H. Hazen.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Saturday Evening Post Magazine Serial written by Charles Portis published in 1968 (novel); 1968 (magazine).

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

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John Wayne and Kim Darby Show Their True Grit

By Rick29 on May 21, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn. The year 1969 was a remarkable one for the Western genre. The biggest hit of the year was the revisionist Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Sam Peckinpah's violent The Wild Bunch earned critical raves in the U.S., while Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the... Read full article


True Grit (1969)

By Beatrice on Apr 18, 2020 From Flickers in Time

True Grit Directed by Henry Hathaway Written by Marguerite Roberts from a novel by Charles Portis 1969/US IMDb link Repeat viewing/Amazon Prime John Wayne certainly did have true grit until the end. ?Just what we all need during Lockdown. The story takes place in the 19th Century Old West. ?Mattie R... Read full article


Win Tickets to see ?TCM Big Screen Classics: True Grit? 50th Anniversary (Giveaway runs now through April 20)

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 31, 2019 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win tickets to see ?True Grit? 50th Anniversary on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun May 5 & Wed May 8 “Most people around here have heard of Rooster Cogburn and some people live to regret it.“ CMH continues with our 4th year of our partnership with Fathom Events ? wit... Read full article


Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gunslinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry H... Read full article


Review: True Grit (1969)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2016 From 4 Star Films

My father has always maintained that two of his favorite films are The Magnificent Seven and True Grit. The first one makes sense with its stellar cast, resplendent score, and some top rate gun slinging. The second film, well, it makes sense too, but for completely different reasons. Director Henry ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rooster Cogburn: You can't serve papers on a rat, baby sister. You gotta kill him or let him be.


[first lines]
Frank Ross: Little Frank... You take care of your mama.
Little Frank: I will.


Mattie Ross: [Rooster and LaBoeuf gallop away from the ferry, leaving Mattie behind] Those horses can't get away from Little Blackie - they're loaded down with fat men and iron.


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Facts about

After judging The Carpenters on a talent show, John Wayne had Karen Carpenter read for the part of Mattie. The producers went with Kim Darby, who had acting experience; however, Wayne did not like working with her, because he felt she was unprofessional on the set.
John Wayne's Best Actor Oscar win was widely seen as a sentimental choice, more in recognition of his forty year career. His performance in this movie was dismissed by many critics as over-the-top and hammy.
Sally Field was also up for the part of Mattie Ross.
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